First, I have to say that the downside of keeping notes of your workouts in multiple places is discrepancy. It is only a matter of a few miles year to date but essentially it goes down to human error. Either I added wrong in my paper log (likely) or I entered wrong online in Daily Mile or Running Ahead. In all reality, I trust Daily Mile the most since I do enter it daily and tend to double and triple check what I enter. Running Ahead I update monthly and in all reality, I don't need to. It just has some fun stats I can do at times so I do it. And it allows me to get these quick stats at a glance.
June was an intense month for me with a lot of focus on building up weekly mileage, incorporating speedwork/tempo runs, and incorporating hills. It is hard to see the impact of speedwork, etc. but from the stats above you can see that I have succeeded in increasing my mileage.
But how did I do in my attempt to achieve my June goals?
The goals were:
To continue to build mileage and have a mid-40's week by the end of the month - Achieved
Run with dear hubby more often - Nope but I knew he didn't want to start this until July
Set the foundation for switching my long runs to Sundays - Achieved
June Bonus: I did the Green Smoothie Challenge at Run to the Finish and even though I missed a few days, I feel it was an awesome experience and I plan to continue to drink green smoothies on a regular basis.
To continue to build mileage and have a 50-mile week by the end of the month
Run with dear hubby at least twice this month
To continue to train regularly with my mom coming into town
To incorporate some ab workouts into my daily routine - I have signed up with the Ab Challenge with Run to the Finish but it is hard finding the time right now since I need to have online access.
Stretch daily especially my hip and glute muscles
Keep tabs on my daily eating since I know my cravings are just going to get crazier as I up my running - more to come on this but I just started a new fitbook for the next 12 weeks
For those of you new to following my blog, welcome and Aloha! I am currently training for my second marathon and race day is in September. I am following this training plan I established and fine tuned to meet my specific needs. Please note, this plan represents the bare minimum of what I hope to achieve each week hence the weekly posts of new weekly goals, etc. I am getting my target paces from Smart Coach but tend to run faster since my treadmill paces are indeed faster than my road paces. Makes no sense to me. I am not a certified personal trainer or coach so please don't do something just because I do. What works for one may or may not work for another.
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful my darling daughter was not crying during our morning call today. It may actually be a tear-free day at school today!